Dec 22, 2012 3:00pm PST
both parties will be to match and improve on the obama campaign's data-driven technological juggernaut. at the same time the lesson of 2012 the republican bubble is don't ignore the data that is available to anyone with a computer. >>> second bucket, it's known as the second-term curse. american presidents successfully win re-election only to have a rough ride in years five through eight. sometimes it's souring relations with congress, personnel problems, unforeseen external events and scandal. there is always an issue for second-term presidents. in his first post-election news conference, the president himself acknowledged that his predecessors had their versions of second-term struggles. >> i don't presume that because i won an election that everybody suddenly agrees with me on everything. i'm more than familiar with the literature about presidential overreach in second terms. >> but familiarity doesn't always do the trick. here is president clinton after his re-election in 1996. >> in modern times, second terms for presidents have been either disappointing or disastrous.